Originally Posted by novaboy
So, what I may do is pick up a used XR or KLX, get used to riding, try a race, and then if I'm hooked, sell it again in the spring along with my Ninja 400R and get a new bike, 200XCW or TXC250/310, etc. If I don't like racing, then I have a cheap trail bike to horse around on.
That's like doing your first ultra-marathon in an old pair of work boots and overalls. If you enjoy it buy some running shoes and shorts...
Get a KTM200EXC.